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    Great video SGT! We been making and using a very similar system BDTRLB (Before Dutch Ti Ridge line Biner) but you and Dutch have made it a little more special

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    I found a mo' better way of doing it. This is so simple it should be illegal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9Su8fy0JUQ

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    SWEET SARGE ... way to adapt and improvise!

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    PCT bear bag hang

    Sarge,

    Simply excellent! My current bear bag system I am using your idea of stripped out paracord and was thinking of switching to Zing-it since it has the slippery coating and will haul over branches with less resistance. But was worried the the small diameter would be more difficult to grasp and haul. Have you noticed any difficulties?

    What is the total weight of the cuben sack, line, biner, & stake bag(empty)?

    Again, excellent engineering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejeans View Post
    Sarge,

    Simply excellent! My current bear bag system I am using your idea of stripped out paracord and was thinking of switching to Zing-it since it has the slippery coating and will haul over branches with less resistance. But was worried the the small diameter would be more difficult to grasp and haul. Have you noticed any difficulties?

    What is the total weight of the cuben sack, line, biner, & stake bag(empty)?

    Again, excellent engineering!
    I stopped using stripped para cord years ago. It had a tendency to stretch on me as I was trying to lift a heavy load.

    The cuben sack is 25 grams, the line is 18 grams for 50', the biner is 2 grams, the stake bag is 3 grams, and the bone knot is 4 grams. Total is 52 grams, which is 1.83 ounces. That said, I've got an idea to carry 2 bone knots since they make a great hand hold for raising the bag and they are easier to get on and off than a stick on a marlin spike hitch. That way I can put one on there and pull it until I get it up as high as I need it, then jump the bones one over the other until I walk up to where I want to make the final placement. I'll practice this and see if it works out better. So if you carry an extra bone, that would be 56 grams, or 1.98 ounces.

    I'm also going to paint them bright orange or something. It is hell finding one when you drop it in leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I stopped using stripped para cord years ago. It had a tendency to stretch on me as I was trying to lift a heavy load.

    The cuben sack is 25 grams, the line is 18 grams for 50', the biner is 2 grams, the stake bag is 3 grams, and the bone knot is 4 grams. Total is 52 grams, which is 1.83 ounces. That said, I've got an idea to carry 2 bone knots since they make a great hand hold for raising the bag and they are easier to get on and off than a stick on a marlin spike hitch. That way I can put one on there and pull it until I get it up as high as I need it, then jump the bones one over the other until I walk up to where I want to make the final placement. I'll practice this and see if it works out better. So if you carry an extra bone, that would be 56 grams, or 1.98 ounces.

    I'm also going to paint them bright orange or something. It is hell finding one when you drop it in leaves.
    Great information. I have been thinking of using either Glow wire or similar product so it would stand out when hunting your bag down when it is dark.

    Again thanks

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    Yes, I think double bones might be easier then the stick as it looked awkward but stepping on it to hold while placing the bones seemed to work well.

    I am currently using the Granite Gear Air ZippSack Pack, 16L size, at 48 gm, a small Granite Gear stuff sack for tent stakes & line (toss bag). The Air ZippSack allows access to the contents without dumping everything out and has an attached loop perfect for the haul line.

    I will watch the thread to see how your experiments evolve.

    Thanks for sharing, I learn soooo much from HF.

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    Sgt Rock, keep thinking for me, of these great ideas,,,and I will keep using them.. way to go on a great awesome idea of hanging a bear bag,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    This works well. Ever since Josh demonstrated this same tube with the hole in it technique in early 2010 and I've been using it since. I keep the PVC tube on the bear line so I don't lose it.
    I've had my share of haters since making that video but I have just as many people who like the PVC system and have become faithful users. Viva-la-PVC!

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